“La Pouplie”: the multi-centenary poplar of Boult-sur-suippe!
Following the deliberations of the jury, the winners of the “Tree of the year 2020” competition were chosen.
For nine years, the magazine Terre Sauvage and the National Forestry Office (ONF) have been organizing the “Tree of the Year” competition. Each year it rewards the most beautiful trees of French heritage. Each tree is presented by a group (families, friends, schools…), which describes the aesthetic, biological, historical qualities and the link that unites them. Again this year, almost 300 applications were submitted.
The jury met in September and selected 14 which were submitted to public votes from November 2 to January 5, 2021 on the site www.arbredelannee.comThe candidates were the subject of a photo production by Emmanuel Boitier (Terre Sauvage).
Three prizes were awarded: This year the public voted in numbers with a record 32,766 votes.
- The Audience Prize was won by “La Pouplie”, a black poplar from Boult-sur-Suippe in the Marne (Grand-Est) with 6,344 votes.
- The jury prize was awarded by the beech of “Lou Deime”, located in Neussargues-en-Pinatelle in Cantal (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes).
- The jury awarded a favorite prize to Ginkgo Biloba from the botanical garden of Tours in Indre-et-Loire (Center-Val-de-Loire).